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with building central government capacity, which is one of the objectives of the united states and its partners. it may be portant for security gains in the short run, but it poses a long term issue. >> it sounds similar to the approach general petrais employed in iraq. is it similar or different? >> it's very different. the tribes came to the united states and asked for our help in dealing with al qaeda, which was in their midst. al qaeda were outsiders in iraq, and governing in certain parts of the anbar province. the locals didn't like that, and they wanted u.s. help in getting rid of al qaeda. they came to the united states and the united states responded to help them. in afghanistan, it's not so clear that the initiative is coming from the local communities. it seems much more driven by the international community to address the security situation, and that means that the dynamics are going to be very different than what they were in iraq. >> in terms of the obstacles to the approach in afghanistan, what would you say the main ones are, that did not exist in iraq? >> the main one is that i
in iraq, and gerning inertain parts of the anbar province. they came to the united states and theunited states reonded help them. in afghanistan, it's not so clear that the initiative is coming from th local counities. it ems much more iven by the ternational community to address e security situation, and that mns that the dynamics are gog to be very different than what they were iniraq. >> in term of the obstaes to the approach afghanistan, whatould you sayhe main ones are, tt did not exist in iraq? >> the ma one is that in afghanistan,he talib is integrated into ny communities. the reason why can be difficult to tl taliban mbers from nontaliban members, they're integrat into the commity and theirisputes are localized there. in iraq, they were ousiders that camin, and itas ea to tell who they were. the great diffilty in afghanistan is thathey're integrated into th community and that makes it very diffict to come up wit permanent solutions to t kind of nflicts that are goingon. yalties can shift very quickly in ahanistan to favor whichever si is wing. >> okay. thank you very mucfor jo
the global public square." welcome and happy new year to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a terrific show for you naturally involving the attempted christmas bombing in the united states. before we get to it, i want to give you some of my own thoughts about that attempted terrorist attack. senator dianne feinstein says that she believes the united states government should overreact rather than underreact to these kinds of events. isn't that exactly backwards? the purpose of terrorism is not to kill the few hundred that are attacked, but to terrorize the tens upon tens of millions who watch. terrorism is unique as a military strategy and it defends for its effectiveness on the response of the society for it to work, all of us have to respond with fear and hysteria. so far we're doing just that. i don't mean to suggest by this that the system worked, obviously, it didn't. when u.s. officials got information from the terrorist father, they should have immediately checked if he had a visa or put him on a no-fly list. they should not have
viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. centrally involving the attempted christmas bombing in the united states, before we get to it, i want to give you some of my own thoughts about that attempted terrorist attack. senator dianne feinstein says that she believes the united states government should overreact rather than underreact to these kinds of events. isn't that exactly backwards? the purpose of terrorism is not to kill the few hundred that are attacked. but to terrorize the tens upon tens of millions who watch. terrorism is unique as a military strategy and that it depends for its effectiveness on the response of the society. for it to work all of us have to respond with fear and hysteria. so far we are doing just that. i don't meaning to suggest by this that the system worked. obviously it didn't. when u.s. officials got information from the terrorist's father they should have immediately checked if he had a visa and hut him on a no-fly list and not allowed him to enter an airplane with a bomb, makeshift bomb. these are all mistakes and should be fi
not demonstrated this capability. as the president of the united states noted in his state of the union address last night, the bank bailout was about as popular as a route canal. -- as a root canal. well, it appears that chairman bernanke will be reconfirmed, but i want to express with my vote that the leaders of president president obama's economic team must pivot from the necessary rescue of our major financial institutions to equally if not more necessary help to america's families. in prioritizing the recovery of wall street, leaders at the fed and the treasury, i believe, made significant errors in several key areas. failing to establish a due process mechanism to legally make adjustments to wall street pay, bonuses, and counterparty liabilities so they all had to be paid 100 cents on the dollar. hoarding the tarp reserve for banks long after banks were secure when families were desperate for help, but no, they clung to that reserve just in case the banks needed it. never mind the present need of american families. third, allowing the banks to prevent families in this chamber fighting aga
barack obama, the u.s. president, that there will be further attacks on the united states unless he takes steps to resolve the palestinian situation. in an audiotape obtained by al- jazeera on sunday, the al qaeda chief, praised the nigerian accused of the christmas day bombing." we would give a listen to a translation of that tape. -- we will get a listen to a translation of that tape. >> made peace beyond those that osama bin laden brings guidance to. our message, carried by words, conveyed to you through the flame of the hero, we have proved that the heroes of 9/11 can be effective. the message is that america will never dream of living in peace unless we lived it in palestine. it is not fear -- it is not fair that you enjoy a safe life while our brothers in gaza suffered greatly. with god's will, we will continue as long as you continue to support israel. peace be on those that follow the lead of guidance. host: that tape was released yesterday. first, a quick political note, marion barry is set to announce his retirement after seven terms, according to two sources. the move would mak
to strike the united states and were recruiting operatives to do so. the intelligence community did not aggressively follow up and prioritize streams of information related to a possible attack against the homeland. second, this contributed to a larger failure analysis, a failure to connect the dots of intelligence that existed across our intelligence community and which together could have revealed that abdul mutallab was planning an attack. third, this in turn fed into shortcomings in the watch listing system which resulted in this person not being placed on the no-fly list, thereby, allowing him to board that plane in amsterdam for detroit. in summary, the u.s. government had the information scattered throughout the system to potentially on the cover this plot and disrupt the attack rather than of failure to collect or share intelligence, this was a failure to connect and understand the intelligence that we already had. and that is why we took swift action in the days following christmas, including updating the terrorist watch list system and adding more individuals to the no-fly
of drugs, the purchasing of drugs in the united states and western europe. until we deal with the current until we deal with the current -- the issue of consumption, we h supply. many believe that mexico is fighting the u.s. problem. drugs are still reaching the u.s. market. guest: if we don't participate, it creates a griddle next national security issue? guest: we need to participate but there are many things united states could do like to deal with the flow of arms out of most mexicans are being killed by weapons exporter from the united states. where is all the money going? why can we open a bank accounts and find out where the money from this terrible curse is actually going? host: is it your view that drug consumption has bite in the last few years? guest: very much so. we have a much wider variety of stuff that people can buy, unfortunately. host: first up is syracuse on and democrats . caller: 01 to ask about haiti and the bill clinton policy and that record -- i wanted to ask about haiti and the bill clinton policy in that regard. there's an issue about the phone company privatiz
and reconstruction of how we deliver primary secondary education in the united states. and that's exactly what this panel is going to be discussing. very interesting papers on exactly that point by john chubb and steve wilson. and two inspired discussants. and without further ado, let me just say the presenters have 12 minutes each, the discussants 10 minutes each and if everybody is brisk we will have time for some conversation and discussion. take it away, john chubb. >> good morning. this morning and in the first panel you heard about mostly operational savings. now we're going to switch to the topic of educational opportunities. the country for the last two years has been going through the worst recession since the great depression. and every industry has been under enormous, enormous pressure to change. education is not unique in that regard. i want to start with an example. to illustrate this. the state of hawaii, like many other -- every other state in the nation has been under enormous pressure to try to deal with its budget gaps. it came to the decision last summer that it would balan
the politics of this in the united states are going to force this administration to draw down substantially before 2012. one thing i think is certain, we certainly will not have achieved lasting security change, if that's the case. what i do think is this, i think that by mid 2011, we will have a pretty good idea whether or not this strategy, the mcchrystal strategy, the obama strategy, has a chance of succeeding. if by the middle of 2011, which will be 12 months after we've gotten all of the forces or at least most of the forces in the theater, we've ramped up civilian advisers to around 1,000 or so at beginning of 2009 we've begun working regional diplomacy. if by mid 2011 we don't see any sign of change, then we've learned something. the patient was dead. president obama inherited a dead patient on the table. and we cannot rebuild the avenue -- afghan state. if that's the case, we're in a difficult situation. there's no simple, let's say let's all come home. pretend it's not a problem. more will probably not be the answer. staying on indefinitely will not be the answer. and quitting will
of afghanistan and of pakistan and of course to its own job creation in the united states. >> let's take a look at things more broadly. here ware one year into president obama's term. can you tell us a littleit, what's happening in afghanistan militarily? what is going on on the ground? >> nothing. >> nothing? we're about to have a huge troop surge there though. >> i would arguehat we are stuck between two extremes. for the last eight years, we were seeing falsely in my view, that we are doing a nation building. no one can do nation building. yes, maybe state building in some ways, and now we are saying no, it will only be -- for some time they were saying there will only be a military option. president obama took a long time. we can defend that, that he took a long time to review but we cannot define inaction. this is the time to implement that policy. state building to some extent, accepting the realities involving the original powers, unless we involve the original countries. and i see some hope that there have been many political leaders and military leaders going to pakistan, hopefully in
that a nigerian was being prepared for attacks in the united states on the homeland. my understanding is the least one of those intersects i think there were several specifically mentioned umar farouk abdulmutallab, the first two names. if you put it together with the fact this suspect's own father and not just anyone off the street as it has been stated by some in the intelligence community but a respected nigerian banker went physically to the embassy and talked to not one agency but to, the department and central intelligence agency and wasn't in missing person report. he said he was conservative his son, he's in yemen, and the nsa intercepted background. follow those meetings with written communications and telephone calls. we know that yemen is a hotbed of terrorism. apparently intelligence community didn't receive a possibility al qaeda and the arab peninsula might attack the homeland which is the story is another failure of imagination and it seems al qaeda is fixation on aviation system all of it seems to me not just in retrospect but before the effect of to have been enough to put on high
him into the united states and britain. so this is the kind of threat where it's maybe an individual now rather than in one particular cell that al qaeda can utilize in this type of aircraft attack. >> there's still a lot of unfinished work today-to-do for the obama administration in reforming the way intelligence is shared inside the u.s. bureaucracy for looking at the problem of signal to noise in the system, wrefb information is shared, how do you distinguish reliable and important information from false reporting and misleading reporting. there's... anyone who works in the system who deals with threat reporting testifies that there is an enormous amount of noise in the system. and even if you share the noise, that doesn't actually create the clarity you need to act against real threats. >> yemen is a country's in great chaos at the moment. there's a civil war in the north draining off a lot of military resources at the moment. there's a separate insurgency which is increasingly violent in the south. the government is running out of money as it loses oil exports and so i think wha
relations with the united states in 1995. hen knoy's overwhelming goal was to win favorable trade deals with the united states and admission to globaled bodies like the world trade organization, bringing up unpleasant subjects like agent orange, worked against that strategy. but having detained these schools, hanoi has begun to press its demands and is demanding compensation for the suffering of its people and that has put the united states in a tough spot. not wanting to set a precedent but on the other hand recognizing vietnam is an increasingly vital military security allies and trading partner. it also raises a larger issue of what responsibility to the u.s. military has to clean up the environmental messes after the war a run. meanwhile another hidden problem with agent orange is impacting our veterans. with each passing year medical researchers are discovering many illnesses many of them major chronic diseases like parkinson's for which exposure to the agent orange turns out to be a risk factor. hundreds of thousands have been denied va care for years and is said they avoided for
going to come to the fore. i think independents might. in many states in the united states today, there are more registered independents or unenrolled or the states have different names for them. who are not affiliated with either party. and i think there are more people -- i'm not the only person who is fed up with the high level of partisanship, and i think, you know, there have already been independents elected governors in some states, some local communities are getting rid of party designations for, you know, races for mayor and city council, so i think we may see slowly perhaps a rise of the independents politically. >> thank you. >> hi, i'm from washington jefferson college. you actually already answered two of my questions, but i guess i was wondering, since barack obama already, you know, tried to enhance the role of the congress, by letting them do what they're supposed to do, do you think that he will continue this encouragement and have them keep doing what they're supposed to do or do you think that the criticism of what he tried to do will maybe stop him in the futu
of the united states. this same strategy of dividing the opposition has actually worked before to win counterinsurgency campaigns. there have been very few counterinsurgency campaigns that have been successful in the 20th century, but the defeat of the philippine rebels after the spanish-american war at the turn of the last century, the u.s. backed greek governments defeat of the guerrillas in 1947, and the british defeated the chinese insurgency in the 1950s, all of those have the same thing in common, that they split the opposition. however, in iraq the ethnosectarian fishers are still great. and i don't think the show is over yet. in my book, "partitioning for peace," which is on, what to do about iraq, i go through so the other ethnocentric conflict in world history and find a violent sometimes as the usually always returns unless the underlying issues have been resolved, which they have in iraq. they don't have an oil law which is their bread and butter commodity so you can see the level of disagreement in society. and of course, they have struggled even to get a date for the ele
into this al qaeda narrative that says that islam -- the united states is at war with islam. we have to be very careful. it's that narrative that feeds the ranks and builds the ranks of al qaeda. >> reporter: this afternoon, the council on american/islamic relations said the new guidelines amount to racial profiling, though the tsa says the majority of all travelers come to the u.s. will get enhanced screening, not just those from the 14 countries named. wolf? >> do you get the sense this is just the latest step that more are on the way? >> this is definitely an evolutionary process. they want to take some steps immediately. there will be reevaluations, new intelligence that come in, and things will change, i'm sure. >> thank you, jeanne. >>> let's get to the white house where the terror threat is the president's most urgent priority. he's back from vacation. our dan lothian is standing by. dan, the president is getting some high-level briefings today, getting ready for a full-scale meeting with his top advisers tomorrow? >> reporter: he is, wolf. first of all, the president getting an update f
students from all over the united states. i've been associated with this program as faculty director for about 10 years. and this is a program which is very dear to my heart. and we have consistently had some of the best, most authoritative speakers available. and cerda, this is true of juan zarate. there is a scene in the 1975 movie about the watergate invasion, all the presidents men. and there's a meeting in an underground washington garage and watch how holbrook, playing an informant known by the name of deep throat, tells robert redford playing bob warburg, the "washington post" reporter, that if he wants to find out who is responsible for the water great burglary, at democratic party headquarters, at the watergate, you should follow the money. well, we have some here today who has followed money. in his capacity as deputy assistant secretary of the treasury. and this was a job that really involves one of the most complex tasks in the antiterrorism effort. that have these people get their money, how they spend their money, and it takes a person with uncommon diligence and uncomm
to be a sustained policy after the first action, does the united states then support future actions or does it say never again, that this cannot occur again? all the while dealing with the aftermath of then is really strike and the implications that entail. finally, if this does not come to pass, and iran, diplomacy does not work in israel does not strike then we are going to be focusing a large part of the coming year and afterwards on confidence-building and reassurance among our allies as we try to build a containment regime to deal with nuclear iran. i would raise the question one of the main challenges we will face in confidence building is how to convince the allies that a country that was unable to prevent iran from achieving the outcome we defined as unacceptable, that is acquiring nuclear weapons, will also be able to have the willpower and resolve to deter nuclear iran and we will face challenges in our theater engagement strategy and trying to build a containment architecture to do with nuclear iran if that comes to pass. just a couple of quick comments about the whole issue of strategi
. the murder rate in the united states in 1991 was -- there were 24,000 murders. the population is roughly two of its 60 million. last year in afghanistan, 2000 afghans died in the violence but the population of afghanistan was roughly 30 million. do the math. . . why did the afghans -- what is your view of the future? when americans ask this question, i am surprised only 17% said that. if u.s. afghans the same question, 40% had the view. but as a surprising answer, given that we're the most corrupt country in the world, but the reason afghans have this answer is because this looks like what we have lived through. each one of these would be devastating to a country, so even though we know all the problems, what is going on is better than the last -- then the past. almost none of the refugees have returned. refugees did not return to a place they do not think they have a future, and afghans do not think they have a future. many people, including girls, when asked if they have more freedom, 75% said yes. let's say we solve afghanistan given what i have said, there is still a problem with pakista
obama will have been leading the united states for exactly one year. the year was filled with challenges, afghanistan, iraq, the economy, health care. how did he meet those challenges? we spoke back in november with an extraordinary panel of eminent historians. peggy noonan, robert carol, nell irving painter. a terrific conversation. i thought it was important to bring it to you again now as we look back at the president's first year. also on the show, a battle you may never have heard of. you will want to learn all about it. many say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the war at large. the best military report, military expert in the country, tom bricks, joins me to tell you about it. while much of the focus of the nation and the show is on the hotspots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we will talk with the famous international writer and scholar of singapore to get a very different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows, we hear about how president obama's doing. on fox, some say he's a socialis
of those who have been arrested, engaged in or having committed terrorist acts in the united states in the last month were in communication with persons on the internet. they never met the necessarily in person but they were highly influenced by their messaging. i gave a speech about a week ago really defending strongly internet freedom but i also pointed out that the internet is a neutral tool, and increasingly we are having to face, whether it is the u.s., u.k. or yemen, the threats coming from beyond our borders that cannot be, as david said come up ginned on any event in a particular place. it is an accumulation of influences, and i think we have to look more thoughtfully at this and i think there is a role for the free media to play because we need a countermessage to young people, who for whatever reason, seek out these voices of the extremism, and i think that is something that governments need help in doing on both a technological basis and in terms of the media's narrative. >> we will definitely take another question but thank you very much indeed. [laughter] >> on tomorrow
-- the world's leading communication nation, the united states, has been at least until recently outcommunicated by mass murdered living in the most remote areas of afghanistan and pakistan. and we have to take the public information space back from the enemy in order to succeed. and ashley is pioneered such creative ideas as using cell phone technology and such obviously ideas as countering their abuse of low wattage fm station to say terrible lies. next to her, is valley nee 15. he came to us from and has just written another one of the wonderful books. he was working on pakistan for us and not on iran, since that always appeared in the blogs inaccurately. i think we are missing someone. tim who came to us from afghanistan. a representing the future of the foreign service. we have a whole lot of other people in the back there, including in the department, from nine other agent sis plus the state department. strobe, what i'd like to say, the most common question i get in when i walk down the street or run into people is the most valid. why are we in afghanistan? that's a fair qu
places on the face of the planet. but this bill is about priorities on the united states of america. we are $12 trillion in debt. we're spending $600 million a day just in interest on that debt. this congress momentarilyly is going to have to raise -- moltary is going to have to raise the debt ceiling another $1 trillion. we don't have the money to do this. currently the national park service has an estimated $9 billion in backlog. $9 billion that they need to help with the national parks to preserve and to upgrade what we already have in our current holding. what the president will probably say in less than eight hours, create this air of oh, we have to be a little fiscally responsible. we ought to freeze a few things. for the second time in just over a week here we are going to come and look at this bill to acquire at the cost of $40 million to $50 million property with funds that we don't have. no longer can this government continue to use the government credit card -- decide to vote in favorite of this bill although it's just an authorization, although it's not an appropriation, are
the united states to have at least one corridor of substantial length that's served by a japanese or a european-style high-speed railroad? >> i think it's important that first off we wait and see what is applied for. you know, obviously i can't start commenting on what we're going to do until applications come forward and are weighed, you know, graded and then approved but clearly again i think we understand the need to ensure that we have very tangible, very, you know, substantial successes. and, you know, clearly again our vision is to follow the model of what the europeans have advanced. you know, keep in mind, when when the system in spain first opened up, you know, again ms. fleming talked about how essentially they begin with one trunk line, they did. they began with their one trunk line. essentially it was six to eight trains a day run being 125 miles an hour and from that they were so successful that they incrementally made the improvements that got them to roughly 20 trains a day at speeds of 200 miles an hour. so this is going to take a buildout, you know, a buildout muc
and bush outside the oval office where they pledged that the united states would help to rebuild haiti. >> it will be difficult. it is an enormous challenge to distribute the aid safely and quickly in a place that has suffered such destruction. >> i know a lot of people want to send blankets or water, just send your cash. one thing the president and i will do is make sure the money is spent wisely. >> what these men have said is true. it is still one of the most remarkable in the places i have ever been. they can escape their history and build a better future if we do our part. >> the united nations said the haiti disaster is the worst it has ever confronted. it is estimated that 200,000 people died with 2 million homeless. hundreds of thousands of people are still waiting for the aid to reach them. logistical problems and violence hindered the efforts. this report from port-au-prince contains a distressing images. >> this is port-au-prince from the air. you can see how these size and importance of the building was its curse. this was the supreme court. this was the presidential palace
is important, that is the new world we are operating in. the united states is not in decline, it's a relative decline compared to the others. there's no longer a role. or a dominant superpower, like the u.s. has been, with no questions asked. everybody asks questions, everybody now has a place at the table, we have to get used to it. >> how can you say we're not in a state of decline? don't you think it really wasn't so much the rise of the rest, we sank so low, everybody else seems higher. >> well, i think the last decade has been tough for america. but this shift is inevitable. these countries are growing middle classes, they all want to have homes, cars, and flat screen televisions too. it's naterica will decline economically, but i think politically, america is still the convening power that these countries don't have. there's no beijing consensus yet that's replacing the washington consensus. >> i think we have to look at 2009, the decade, we all want this year to be over. we agree on that. although we're dealing with major trends which go over a decade or more, it was 2009 that we were
and attention to the policies of freedom itself not only in the united states but around the world. for the first lecture we asked, is freedom for everyone? the speaker did so eloquently that our subsequent speakers have matched. we have heard from economic freedom, religious freedom, on whether the united nations advances the cause of freedom and the important relationship between security and freedom. advancing freedom is a major goal of the heritage foundation and important work that we do here. in fact tomorrow, we will release in hong kong and washington the 16th edition of the index of economic freedom. you will want to stay tuned because there is a bit of big and i'm afraid bad news in the index score for freedom in the united states. our speaker today is dr. charles krauthammer. on december 25, he described president obama's first year in office the year of living fec tilously. most of us know that he writes a column for the "washington post." less known is that he is a harvard educated medical doctor who was a resident of psychiatry at massachusetts general hospital. in 19
in the united states around the world. today a mix of the new and the old. i wanted to show you, again, a few terrific panels we've done an also some new material of particular interest. now, in 16 days, president barack obama will have been leading the united states for exactly one year. the year was filled with challenges. afghanistan, iraq, the economy, health care. how did he meet those challenges? we spoke back in november with an extraordinary panel of eminent historians. peggy no-- i thought it was important to bring it you, again, now as we look back at the president's first year. also on the show a battle you might never have heard of. the battle of wanat. if you care about the u.s.' involvement in afghanistan you'll want to learn all about it. many say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the world at large. the best military report and military expert in the country tom ricks joins me to tell you about it. >>> while most of the focus of the nation and this show is on the hot spots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we'll talk to the famous sch
that are due here, bound here for the united states and, of course, also that intelligence review under way to take into account all of the different agencies and, david, they're all going to meet here tuesday in the situation room after the president returns from his vacation. the president is going to hear from them in person individually. david? >> speaking of the situation room, people may be confused. when we report on events, this bombing in pakistan, 40 killed at a volleyball tournament, how does information go from the situation room to the president? is there somebody who essentially represents the situation room with the president in hawaii, who keeps the president up to speed? >> reporter: the president has a full complement of staff with him in hawaii. of course another entity that has come under fire here was created after 9/11 by an upshot of the committee recommendations, the national terrorism center, that is supposed to assimilate all the information and connect the dots, a phrase we're hearing again in the last few days as we heard after 9/11. all the information we're tal
you paid in the united states? also, canada and mexico. i understand canadian wages are much higher. guest: i would really need to bring the manufacturing teams to talk about the wage structure. they are probably the right expert on the topic. in general, we are focused on building great cars, trucks, and crossovers. we have a number of examples where we are building some small cars in the u.s. is clearly a competitive environment out there. we are comparing the wage structure. i would say the salt salt [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> "washington journal" talked to several representtives of several car companies this morning. they are in washington, d.c.. next a look at ford motor company. put out by this restaurant, and they have given you the "don't give up the ship" award. what have you done that has led to your decision not needing government money? guest: the most important thing is we had a plan we were working on. we've got financing a bit earlier than others as well. we were able to see what was coming. i think we are proud of the fact we did not t
. and they are a critical source of support for north korean defectors in south iraq and in the united states. the roughly 100 north koreans in the united states are receiving help from corian and non-corian christian churches. -- korean and non-korean christian churches. i think that christians play an important role. >> we will try to squeeze in a few more questions. >> peter, thank you for your kind words. you mentioned the exchange-rate issue in german unification. any economist would say that the exchange rate policy that was settled upon by the german government hyde -- made no rational sense whatsoever, but there were powerful political crash -- but pressures of work -- powerful political pressures at work. what do you see the pressures of work on that issue when it comes time for the koreas to unify? who you think will be the contending forces? -- who do you think will be the contending forces? >> that is another really good question that i have not really started to consider. i will just give you a top of the head answer. given that trade unions are really only present at the top table, i think
families and that all people of haitian dissent in the united states are in a position to contribute to their recovery. a senior economist at the world bank has projected that temporary protected status could generate an additional $360 million dollars in remittances sent to haiti in 2010. . . despite strong support from the united states, the same international participation for haiti is a vital to its recovery. it is especially important international community provide government assistance. limitations of the current government constrain prospects for recovery. these harsh these compound with the significant loss of linfe. the international community to consider measures. because of the devastation, haiti is near a failed state. we should consider an enhanced role for the united nations and the daily operations of the haitian government until the country is stable. this would include the provision of food and shelter, reconstruction, budgetary affairs, security, and other aspects vital to the haitian people. the united nations has the credibility and capacity to perform that role.
with colorado district attorney and united states attorney in colorado to ensure the cases were pursued by the most effected meaned. my office focused on enforcement by deceptive advertising on local borrowers and egregious cases. we examined the advertising of dozens loan originators for act violations. seize and assist letters went to those advertisers who were not disclosing an apr or who are disclosing inaccurate apr. by late 2006, our newspapers were full with option payment a.r.m. loan. they failed to disclose the borrowers would experience if they made over the minimum payment. they were led to believe they were buying a fixed-interest rate when only the first monthly payment was at the advertised rate. we issue subpoenas and conducted numerous depositions. the witness told us the teaser rates really quote, made the phones light up, unquote. it was clear that thousands of colorado borrowers got into the loan without knowing the true nature, the significant negative amityization that they were added and the penalties that came with the loan. a number went out of business. we reach
has and most importantly visas that will get h into the unite states a britain. so this ishe kind ofhreat whe it's maybe individual now rather than inne particularcell th al qaeda cantilize in ts type of aircft attack. >> there's still a lot of unfinishedork today-to-do for the oba administration in reforming the w intelligence is shared inside the u.s. bureaucracy for loong at the probm of signal to noise in the syst, wrefb information is shared, howo you distinguish reliable and important informatio from fae reporting and misleading reporting. ere's... anyone who works in e system who dls with that reporting testifies that there is an enormous amount of noise in the system. and even if you share the noi, that doesn't actually create the clarity you need to act against real threats. >> yemen is a country's inreat chaos at t moment. there's a civil wa in the north draining off a l ofmilitary resources at e moment. there's a separate surgency which increasgly violent in the uth. the govement is running o of moneas it loses oi export and so i think what the u.s. needs to do is rea
the united states kept up? are we ahead of them, if you will, not only in improving airport security but in looking overseas in our intelligence gathering or are we still ahead of the game? >> we're ahead of the game but this is a war. there are times when i think because it's such an unconventional war that people in our country may forget it. it's a war with many battle fields. we are on the verge of really an extraordinary turnaround and success in iraq. president obama is committed to win the war in afghanistan, and i think we have an extraordinary team there that john and i visited a few days ago. and we will succeed in afghanistan. we've chased some of the al qaeda enemy to yemen, but the fact is that in the last year there have been more than a dozen known attempted terrorist attacks on the homeland of the united states. three of them broke through our defenses. two of them successfully killing people. one in arkansas earlier this year where a u.s. army recruiter was killed at his recruiting station simply because he was wearing the uniform of the u.s. army and then second, of
people flying into the united states will face tough new security measures. the tsa saying enhanced screening will focus on people flying through countries of interest such as yemen, pakistan and nigeria. the enhanced techniques include full-body patdowns, body scans and thorough searches of carry-on luggage. >>> 2010, as we were saying, good morning to you earlier, it has turned out already fairly deadly for the united states and its allies in afghanistan. nato saying four u.s. service members died in a roadside bomb yesterday. a british soldier was killed in a separate explosion. last year was the bloodiest for coalition forces since the war in afghanistan started. 514 service members died. united states has started deploying 30,000 more troops to fight the taliban. >>> look at this image that we found hanging off a building in former president jimmy carter's hometown of plains, georgia. witnesses told affiliate walb it's an effigy of president obama with a rope around its neck. and one person says it had a sign with the president's name on it. the secret service is now investigat
for president and people here in florida and for people all across the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> i seem to remember coming to tampa two weeks before the election. and you know what i said, this is a quote. people can check. i'm sure it was reported in the newspapers. i said change never comes without a fight. that was true then. it's true now. change never comes without a fight, florida. so i won't stop fighting. i know you won't either. we aren't going to stop fighting to give our kids a world class education, to make college more affordable to make sure that by 2020 we have the highest rate of college attendance than any country in the world. [cheers and applause] >> so we propose that graduates should only pay 10% of their income to pay back their student loans. [cheers and applause] >> and what i have said is we'll forgive student loan after 20 years. but after 10, if you choose a career in public service and if you decide you want to be a teacher, if you decide you want to be a cop, if you're not making huge amounts of money, we don't want to discourage you
of what passed united states senate. the number may go higher, we simply don't know. more on that in the moment. one of my democrat colleagues spoke out in a post bill in the house of representatives, i quoted. during the florida debate. he said the last thing you do in a recession is raise taxes and that's what this bill does. in the midst of the worse recession in 25 years just makes no sense. and yet, it's at the very center of this bill. and millions of americans will actually also lose the health insurance that they currently have. if this bill were to become law. one of the assurances the president has given the american people is if you like the insurance you have you can keep it. well, apparently administration wasn't talking about medicare advantage when they referred that. the bills in the house and senate include massive cuts in the medicare advantage program. and so people that have med can care advantage have vin vative new private insurance available for million office seniors and me digap policy. but also recognizing that the business of creating the massi
for the night states -- the united states need to direct -- differentiate among different countries in the hemisphere. we have different priorities now. we are slow in washington on the hill and in the white house to come to that understanding. host: what is the political landscape in latin america? how has the landscape changed politically down there? guest: there is a much more diverse ideological group of countries such as venezuela and ecuador and bolivia which are not very friendly to the united states or to the market economy. on the other hand, we have a prpragmatic president likelula in central america. we have the problem of cuba and we have a terrible problem with haiti. host: on the issue of haiti, there is an article about a question of commitment and can the united states lead a long effort to rebuild haiti. what will the u.s. effort their say about our overall commitment to latin america in general? guest: the united states is best served by multilateral action. for example, the united nations peacekeeping force in haiti has been let for a number of years successfully
-- on, you are immediately check the database. is he in the united states? if he has a visa, you cancel it. if he wants to come here, that act drives the system to perhaps respond. but right now i don't think the system works. >> thank you. i'm afraid we're out of time. i'd like to thank the panel and thank the audience for coming. let me ask one more time, take a look at our web site www.mepc.org. take a look at our journal and other programs we offer. thank you for coming. [applause] [inaudible conversations] : >> senators john mccain and joe lieberman say that american drone strike just over the border in pakistan are critical in defeating terrorists in the region. this coming from "the associated press." senator lieberman saying the strikes tonight in a saving. senator mccain say they have not al qaeda and other islamic extremist organizations off-balance. he said the u.s. is working with afghanistan and pakistan to reduce civilian suffering. we will have more about u.s. policy in afghanistan, and the challenges the obama administration faces this afternoon. we will hear from richar
. that is not just child's talk. that is for real. the united states of america, to borough a -- borrow a phrase from will rodgers, the economics of america is in a deep hole. will rodgers says what do you do when you find yourself in a deep hole? you stop digging. well, it is not so easy to stop digging, but we have to find ways, this task force, over the next year, bipartisan, consensual, working together. we have to find a way to present to the congress, the president and the american people a budget, multi-year, many years -- it will encompass many years, and it will provide us a way out of this enormous, unsustainableable -- unsustainable debt. if i could tie a graph into a proposal, i would make this graph part of our every day life. i don't know whether i would put it on our forehead and get somebody that is good at it and put it up there or what. butt let me step up here and show you this one. this says debt held by the public. it is not just individuals. the countries, institutions that have bought debt of the united states for united states dollars or equivalent. look at what has happened t
an horrific attack on the united states. the president on his first full day in the white house after the vacation will be demanding answers about what went wrong and pointing blame, what went wrong, what are you going to fix now to prevent future attacks, that's really the point of all of this. >> yeah, and it's a good reminder there, as you are with the president, the president is vacationing, and you can see so are other folks getting on with their lives. we can hear the music with people there on vacation in hawaii. we appreciate your report. >>> new evidence about growing concern for political instaeblgt instability in yemen and sew malia. this video shows fighters gearing up for battle. they are ready to battle in somalia and yemen. yemen is tightening security along its coast. earlier i discussed the situation in yemen with ken robinson. i asked him if he thinks the general's trip could be a precursor to wider u.s. action in yemen. >> reporter: i think it is. because what we have right now is really good diplomacy going on, because they're trying to establish legitimacy with th
in criminal court inside the united states. we're going to have a huge expense no matter whether it's in lower manhattan or some place else. >> bill: enormous state expense because the supreme court has ruled. >> unnecessary. the military tribunals. >> bill: says the military can handle. this right. >> bill: here is my question. is this going to damage president obama further or is it enough to say, wow, we'll find another place? >> bill, look, the longer this goes on, the more the american people say why are we doing this? unnecessary, expensive. gives the terrorist what is they want which is big gigantic public platform to attack the united states of america. the longer it goes on, the worse it is for the country and the worse it is for the administration. >> bill: i do think that the media is consciously underreporting this story tonight. i don't think you will see it on many other broadcasts. president obama out today trying to convince republicans to cooperate with him. that was one of his themes in the state of the union address that the republicans are the party of no. here is what mr.
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